My Crafty & Talented Friends

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Getting things in order

Hello my crafting friends!  I hope you're enjoying the weekend so far.  I know I am really having a nice one.  Started out on Saturday getting ready for work then I headed out to purchase some items that I found on Craigslist.  I bought a Wii Balance Board, Wii Fit game

 Mario Galaxy

 Rayman Raving Rabbids

 and for the X-Box 360 I got Transformers: The Dark of the Moon game

All of this for only...
Usually just the Balance Board and Wii Fit game are $90 in the we basically got 3 games free.  So I am very happy.  Well Eric and I are very happy.  Guess which game is for Eric...hehe. 

So I am busy getting things together for some upcoming Craft Shows here in town.  I am gathering information and contacting this person and that person, sending in applications. Most importantly I am trying to get a plan down of what I want to make so I will have a good mixture of items to sell.  I will be sharing a booth with a fellow instructor from Michael's.  She is the jewelry instructor.  So our booth will have a lot of different items which I hope will help us both.

I will be sure to post everything here so you can see.  I hope you all take care and thank you again for stopping by.  Have a great Sunday.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

I have been scrappin' & a funny pic!

Hello my crafty friends!  It is a "lovely" rainy day here in Cincinnati.  I am enjoying it however because it is very soothing to me.  I am just worried the power will go out.  Then I won't be to happy because I won't have any light to work in today.  That is my goal for this afternoon is to scrapbook some pages.  I have re-joined Scrapbooking From The Inside Out and I am so glad I did to!  I have missed the women who make SFTIO so special and close.  If you are looking for a scrapbooking community to join as well as some very awesome monthly kits, then click on the this link or their name above.  
This months kit is the Grace kit and I cannot wait to dive into it today.  There are 2 challenges up already so I have plenty to keep me busy.
Last months kit was the Dream kit and here are some of the layouts that I created for the challenges:

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you all have a crafty day!

I wanted to share this funny saying with you as I am sure a lot of you will find this true at certain times in your life as I do...
Have a GREAT day!!!

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Monday, March 12, 2012

The Cincinnati Art Museum

Hello my friends!  I wanted to share with you my trip to the Cincinnati Art Museum that Kristin and I went to on Sunday.  First of all the day itself couldn't have been better.  The weather was perfect and the sun was shining so bright.  Very good day for an outing I thought.  So I picked Kristin up around 11:30 and we immediately headed down to Eden Park where the Art Museum is located.  The drive through Eden Park itself was beautiful and a treat to see.  I rarely get to this part of town so it is sweet when I see it on a good day.  I guess the best part of the trip to and from was that I didn't get lost or turned around or anything!  
This was Kristin's first time going to the museum and I was thinking to myself when I suggested it to her, how can she not have gone once!  I mean she does art, she's going to be attending The Cincinnati Art Institute come July. She loved it all!  She soaked it all in and read about everything we saw.  She was also explaining different types of art to dear old mom who knows squat about certain things relating to painting. So I learned a lot today from her, which is nice to have happen once in a while.
I was most impressed when she would see some sculptures and paintings and just off the top of her head before looking who the artist was would be correct in the name of the art piece and the artist.  Can you tell I am a proud momma! 
So I took some pictures of some things that I liked.  They are currently having exhibits on Monet and Picasso which meant we could not take any pictures of their works.  Which was a shame b/c I really like Picasso. 
But here are the photos that I took with my cell phone.  Some of my pictures disappeared off my phone however, but I think what I did was not wait long enough before I press a certain button on it and in doing that I lost pictures before they had a chance to save automatically.  So the items that I will show you I haven't a clue as to who the artist is, the date, the name of the art work.  If you recognize any feel free to fill me in on who/what/etc.

This is the front of the Art Museum 

This is a marbled top desk and it is gorgeous!

Thought this to be interesting piece

Another piece of furniture

Angel Sculpture 

This was in the exhibit of things 6000 years old

From the 6000 Year Old exhibit 

This was so impressive that I instantly fell in love!

This vase is beautiful 

This happens to be just one of the pieces Kristin picked out and knew everything about before reading it on the wall.

I hope you like these few pictures I've shared with you.  I will have more as Kristin took a ton and hopefully hers were not lost as a lot of mine were.

Teaching at Michaels is still AWESOME!  I have two classes tomorrow back to back.  I've got excellent students and they have so much enthusiasm that teaching them is shear joy to me!  
Something else happened that is good news...I am going to teach a short course at a retirement community starting in May.  So I have been working at getting some things done so that I can tell the Middletown Art Center what the supplies, description, etc. will all be.

Thank you so very much for dropping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day, see you soon!

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Positive Journey Days 10-15...

Good morning everyone!  Today I am playing catch-up on my Positive Journey ATC's. So I have days 10 through 15 for you today.

DAY 10
Make A Difference

Day 11

Day 12
The Ride

Day 13
Smile & Laugh

Day 14
Read More

Day 15
Never Waste

I think these are all wonderful and meaningful. To me they bring out only the good in me.  

I plan to post a little later on today on a few other subjects.  Until then, thank you for stopping by and have a glorious day!

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